To safeguard our members during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Cherry Lodge centre in Union Street, Barnet will remain closed until further notice. Meanwhile, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is currently providing the following services and activities.

TELEPHONE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

We will continue to provide a telephone information and support service until our centre can be safely reopened. This service is in place to help existing members and also people who have recently received a cancer diagnosis or are seeking information or support from us for the first time.

Please call 020 8441 7000 and leave a message on the answerphone if a staff member does not pick up your call. Someone will call you back as soon as possible, although this might not always be on the same day.

SPECIFIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (via Zoom)

Cherry Lodge’s support groups for people affected by site-specific cancers are continuing to meet via Zoom. You do not need to be a member of Cherry Lodge to attend these groups. Please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email fiona@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk if you have not attended previously.

The Lymphoma Group

Wednesdays at 6.15. Next Zoom meeting: 2nd December

Ovarian Support Group

Thursdays at 6.15. Next Zoom meetings: 19th November, 17th December

Men Down Under

For gentlemen diagnosed with prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. If you have a different cancer but feel you would still like the support of this group please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email fiona@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk.

Tuesdays at 6.15. Next Zoom meeting: 15th December

GROUP ACTIVITIES (via Zoom)

If you are missing Cherry Lodge’s usual range of group activities, you might enjoy one or more of the following activities. Zoom sessions are not quite like the real thing – but they can be a very good substitute.

Chair Yoga

Fridays, from 11am until 12 noon. Chair Yoga sessions via Zoom are available weekly under the leadership of Yoga teacher Kathryn. For details and the Zoom link, please email Lorraine or phone 020 8441 7000.

Pilates on a Chair

Wednesdays, from 12 noon to 1pm. Classes via Zoom are led by Cherry Lodge therapist Gaynor Morrell. For details and the Zoom link, please email Lorraine or phone 020 8441 7000.

Singing

Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. Cherry Lodge members are invited to join the Whittington Singing Group. If you are interested, please email the group organiser, Bernard Gabony on bgabony@gmail.com, and tell him that you received the contact details from Cherry Lodge.

ONLINE SERVICES and ACTIVITIES from other ORGANISATIONS

Cherry Lodge members have been invited to take advantage of services and activities currently being offered, free of charge, by:

Breast Cancer Haven

This well-trusted charity is providing a very wide range of services and activities to anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis. Click here for information.

Reiki Association

The Reiki Association has been offering weekly sessions via Zoom to people affected by cancer. These sessions will resume on Thursday 7th January 2021. Click here for information.

Move4U

The Move4You exercise programme, under the auspices of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and North Central London Cancer Charities, is an individually tailored, 12-session, guided physical activity programme for adults who have had a cancer diagnosis in the last five years. Click here for information.